7 Gowns for the Modern Bride

Classic fabrics and silhouettes married with eye-catchingly cool details define these undeniably chic gowns for the contemporary bride.


 Organza and tulle cropped jacket with tiered ruffles and bead embellishments, about $2,200, by Justin Alexander Signature. Crepe sheath with bateau neckline and long sleeves, about $1,665, by Sottero & Midgley. Earrings by Lady Grey. Engagement ring by Still House NYC. Wedding bands and ring (right index finger) by Shashi.

Justin Alexander Signature wedding gown

Strapless duchess satin, about $1,950, with side cutouts and open back, silk mikado trousers, about $1,550, and tulle cape with silk organza flowers, $1,415, by Halfpenny London. Earrings by Mary Macgill. Engagement ring by Amelia Rose Design. Bracelet by Theia for BHLDN. Gold stackable rings by Maison Miru. Mini crossbody bag by Ines x Ciner. Lightweight ribbed socks by Free People. Heels by Ines di Santo x Bruno Magli.

Halfpenny wedding pantsuit

Fil coupé crop top with puffed sleeves, about $1,990, and matching tea-length skirt about $2,490; by Lela Rose. Earrings by Joanna Laura Constantine. Bracelets by Shashi. Heels by Ines di Santo x Bruno Magli.

Lela Rose wedding gown

Tweed dress with square neckline, cut-out back, front slit and allover pearl embellishments, about $3,495, by Markarian NYC. Pearl- embellished veil by BHLDN. Earrings by Joanna Laura Constantine. Choker by Mary Macgill. Engagement ring by Still House NYC. Cuff by Alexis Bittar. Gold rings by Shashi.

Markarian NYC wedding gown

A-line gown with organza shoulder bows and bodice, deep-V illusion neckline and metallic lace skirt embellished with sequins, price upon request, by Honor NYC. Headband by Lelet NY. Earrings and cuff by Carolee. Ring by Alexis Bittar. Ring by Shashi.

Honor NYC wedding gown

Mini shift dress with bateau neckline and long sleeves with oversized puff shoulders, about $3,900, by Sophie et Voila. Earrings by Lizzie Fortunato. Floral embroidered sheer boots by Stuart Weitzman.

Sophie Et Voila wedding gown

Tulle ballgown with a sweetheart neckline and tulle-embellished swirls on the skirt, price upon request, by Viktor&Rolf Mariage. Earrings by Lady Grey. Sheer ruffled pink gloves by Sleeper. Engagement ring by Still House NYC. Pearl ring by Mary Macgill. Floral wristlet by Ines x Ciner.

Viktor and Rolf Mariage wedding gown

Fashion Editor: Kate Watson
Art Director: Mary Cate Godfrey
Photography: Terry Doyle
Hair: Paul Warren at Judy Casey Inc.
Makeup: Keiko Hiramoto at Bryan Bantry 

All flowers provided by Afloral, which offers the highest quality artificial flowers & greenery, live & faux plants, and wedding decor. For more information visit afloral.com or go to @afloral on Instagram.

Floral design by Josi Stone at Wildly. Wildly is a flower studio offering custom floral design for events and installations in New Jersey and beyond. Owner/Creative Director Josi Stone’s floral designs are inspired by the organic movement in nature and the way things grow and change throughout the seasons. To get in touch with Josi, visit wildlyflorals.com, and follow her on IG: @wildly_ florals